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Girl, 12, killed by U.S. gunfire

March 17, 2009|Times Wire Reports

The U.S. military says a 12-year-old girl was killed when American soldiers fired at a vehicle speeding toward them and Iraqi police near the northern city of Mosul.

Americans fired two warning shots when the vehicle ignored signals for it to stop near the Hurriyah Iraqi police station.

The military says the girl was standing about 100 yards behind the vehicle and was struck by a round.

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